Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pumpkin Treats


Life has been busy and fall is upon us.  I used the new Gerda Steiner Sweet Tooth Mouse digi for a tag.  I created a pumpkin top in PAINT and printed it out along with the mouse, colored them and fussy cut the mouse and the top of the pumpkin.  I die cut the bottom of the pumpkin with MFT Stitched Traditional Tag Stax.  I die cut another tag using kraft card stock for the main tag. The mouse is popped up over the pumpkin. The sentiment is computer generated.

Stamps: Gerda Steiner Sweet Tooth Mouse Digi and Computer created Pumpkin using the PAINT program.
Supplies: My Favorite Things Stitched Traditional Tag Stax die, 1/4 circle punch, ribbon, foam tape, Copic Markers: YR04, 07, 09, 15, 16, R20, 46, 59, G40, 43, 46, E31, 33, 35, 37, 93, 95, C00, 03, 1, 5, Papertrey Ink white and kraft card stock.
Techniques: fussy cutting

CHALLENGE:
Gerda Steiner Monthly Progressive Challenge
Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog Challenge: Clean and Simple 

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Happy Feet Monster


My favorite color is ORANGE so when I came across the orange and purple challenge at Art Impressions I started looking at my Art impressions images that I could use for both colors.  My Feet set worked perfectly.   I wanted to create a fun birthday card so I used the sentiments from the Art Impressions Birthday Wishes set with my monster.  I stamped and colored a monster and one of the extra feet images. I fussy cut both images out. I cut the front of the card a little smaller  than the back and glued in my polka dot stripes on each side. 

I die cut the feet which is a little bigger than the feet themselves out of the card front.  I stamped my sentiments with my Misti and adhered the monster while lining up the placement of the feet. I attached an Action Wobble to the feet so they would pop through the front of the card. 

My Monster now celebrates by wiggling his feet.

Stamps: Art Impressions My Feet and Birthday Wishes stamp sets
Supplies: Art Impressions My Feet die, Action Wobble, Doodlebug Designs dot-grid-daisy-stripe rainbow petite prints 6x6 dp, Neenah white card stock, Memento black ink, Copic Markers: V01, 04, 06, 09, R14, 17, 56, Y32, 35, 38, C2, 3, 5, YR04, 07, 09, Misti

CHALLENGES:

Art Impressions: Orange and Purple 


Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fairy Princess


I love making cards for kids so the challenge at Lawn Fawn this time was right up my alley. I looked through my Lawn fawn stamps and decided to use the zebra from the Critters on the Savanna set to create a unicorn. I inked up the zebra then took my finger and removed the ink from the front ear and part of the mane. After stamping it, I  used a Copic liner to draw in the horn and finish the area. I masked off the unicorn and stamped in the fairy like she was riding on his back.  I stamped another fairy to place her face in front of the mane. I colored my image with Copics and fussy cut it out. I die cut two cloud borders, one from a piece of copy paper to sponge in the sunshine and one from Neenah card stock for my card front. I cut the sentiment apart from the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends set and used my Misti to line it up straight. I thought my little fairy needed to be a princess so I stamped the crown for the Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You set and colored it with a gold gel pen and fussy cut it out as well. I added Gold gel pen to the unicorn's horn and Wink of Stella to the fairy's wings.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's Mermaid for You, Fairy Friends, and Critters on the Savanna stamp sets.
Supplies: Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders Dies, Wink of Stella, Gold gel pen, foam tape, Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress and Memento black inks, Neenah white card stock, Copic Markers: C00, 0, 03, 5, 6, Y11, 13, 21, YR12, 4, 21,  23, R14, 17, 20, 81, 83, 85, V12, 15, E00, 11, BG01, 10, 11, 13, YG21, 23, B01, 02, and a black liner.
Technique: masking and fussy cuttimg

CHALLENGE
Lawn Fawn Fawnatics:   Cards for Kids  
Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Good Coffee Bookmark


I started out wanting to make a card but ended up with a bookmark. I was inspired by the back wall of the inspiration challenge at Sugarpea Designs blog challenge and created the circle. I took a sentiment from the Caffeine Addict set and curved it around to fit onto my circle. I cut 2 COFFEE's from the Coffee Words Die set and adhered them together.  I scored some lines into the circle to resemble shiplap.  I die cut my coffee cup from the Coffee to Go Cup Die set and stamped the good... from part of a sentiment from the Espresso Yourself set.  I couldn't make a card work so I decided to die cut a bookmark, stamp some coffee beans from the Espresso Yourself, punch a hole in the top and finish it with some ribbon.

Stamps: SugarPea Designs Espresso Yourself and Caffeine Addict Stamps sets.
Supplies: SugarPea Designs Coffee to Go Cup and Coffee Words SugarCut Dies, My Favorite Things Stitched Circle and Bookmark Duo Die-nanics, Simon Says Stamps Barely Beige and Memento black inks, Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores, kraft, and Neenah white card stock, 1/4 inch hole punch, ribbon, Scoreboard

CHALLENGES:
SugarPea Designs: Mix it Up Challenge #34 


Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog:  Add a Sentiment  


Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Turning ONE


I finally got my second Neat & Tangled stamp set a couple of weeks ago and wanted to use it for this month's birthday challenge. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut my dinosaurs.  I used a stylus on the back of my images. By taking the stylus to the back of an image over a soft mouse pad, it creates a little extra dimension and rounds it out.  I added a small piece of foam tape to the center of the rounded area to keep it popped up.  I cut the baby dino's legs apart so I can  have him sitting on the mother's back.  I die cut my sentiment letters out of Doodlebug dp and layered 3 extra white die cut letters underneath for dimension. I took a matching Copic marker to the edge of the white letters and glued the dp onto the top.

Stamps: Neat & Tangled Prehistoric stamp set, Stampendous balloon chick (I just used the balloon)
Supplies: Oval die (not sure which one, found the card front in my stash already cut), Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABC lowercase alphabet dies, foam tape, stylus, mouse pad, Doodlebug dot-grid-daisy-stripe-rainbow petite prints 6x6 paper pad, Neenah white card stock, Memento black ink, Copic Markers: YG03, 05, 06, 09, B04, 06, Y13, 18, YR02, 04, 07.

CHALLENGES:
Neat & Tangled: Little Tangles Challenge 83 Birthday 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Monday, August 14, 2017

Purple Wishes


I used one digital stamp and one clear stamp set for the Power Poppy's Mix and Match challenge. I created my background using two of the Cuppa Buttercups flowers. I colored them with Copic Markers and die cut a butterfly from each corner. I layered two addition white butterflies under each butterfly to pop them up just a bit. I stamped my sentiment from the Natural Beauties clear stamp set using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.

Stamps: Power Poppy Cuppa Buttercups digital stamp set and Natural Beauties clear stamp set
Supplies: My Favorite Things Solid Flutter of Butterflies Die-namics,  Papertrey Ink Amethyst Allure and white card stock, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Memento black ink, Copic Markers: V01, 04, 06, 09, Y11, 13, 15, 18, G40, 43, 46.

CHALLENGE:
Power Poppy: August Mix and Match

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Monday, August 7, 2017

Absolutely Awesome


I love alphabet dies and I love a rainbow of color. I stamped and die cut my letters using the Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs. The letters were colored using Copic Markers.  I stamped the smaller sentiments using my Misti and popped up each die cut letter using foam tape. To finish it off I added a few sequins.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn So Much to Say and Quinn's ABCs
Supplies: Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs alphabet dies, foam tape, Misti, sequins, Papertey ink Hawaiian Shores and Neenah white card stock, Copic Markers: R22, 24, 27, 29, RV02, 04, 06, YR04, 07, 09, 15, Y13, 15, 17, 19, YG03, 05, 07, G03, 05, 07, BG11, 13, 45, 49, B02, 04, 06, BV02, 04, 08, V12, 15, 17, 09

CHALLENGES: 

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 10 – Custom Sentiments   

  Thanks for stopping by, Irene